Stephanie is Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office and Chair of the Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance Practice Group.
Consistently ranked among the top business trial lawyers both regionally and nationally, Stephanie is lauded by her colleagues and peers for her strategic handling of high-stakes, complex business disputes in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and beyond. She has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile litigation matters. She has been noted by peers in top publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation as “one of the best litigators in the city – aggressive, driven and responsive.” She has an “easygoing but powerful presence” and is noted for her “ability to handle things calmly while maintaining an unflinching stance.”
Stephanie is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She previously chaired the firmwide national Litigation Department, overseeing more than 300 attorneys in 21 offices, a position she held for seven years. In state and federal courts across the United States, she has earned a reputation for sound judgment and innovative problem solving. Corporate executives, Fortune 500 companies and family-owned businesses turn to Stephanie for solutions to their most difficult and sensitive personal and professional issues.
Stephanie has tried and arbitrated complicated and complex business litigation, including injunctions. She handles the following types of litigation:
- Directors' and officers' liability and corporate governance
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Family business disputes
- Defense of class actions
- Books and records demands
- Shareholder derivative actions
- Intellectual property disputes
- Errors and omissions disputes
- Unfair business practices and competition and misappropriation of trade secrets
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Federal RICO actions
- Health care/physician issues
- Employment litigation, including restrictive covenants
- Defamation and media issues
- Ethics and professional liability
- Insurance and reinsurance issues
In recent years, Stephanie has received a remarkable collection of accolades from the most prestigious ranking organizations in the world.
Stephanie has been named to “The Best Lawyers in America” list* for Commercial Litigation, and as one of the leading litigation attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA*. Benchmark Litigation lists Stephanie as one of the “Top 250 Female Litigators in America*” and as a "Litigation Star*" in Pennsylvania. Stephanie was also selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of AV Preeminent Women Lawyers™*, which includes less than five percent of women lawyers, and has been added every year since.
For many years, Stephanie has been named as to the “Super Lawyers” list* and one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania.*” She was one of only 10 women included in a list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania*” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine, which also recognized her as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia.*”
Stephanie is also a recipient of the coveted Sandra Day O'Connor Award*, presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Named for the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the award has been conferred annually since 1993 on a woman attorney who has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence in her field and has visibly used her position and stature in the community to mentor, promote and advance other women lawyers.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Stephanie volunteers for numerous nonprofit organizations. She has also been actively involved in the community in numerous leadership positions.